Articles and Reviews: MUSIC
Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Two folks who also know a thing or two about carrying
a song are Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, and as
unlikely as the pairing of the ex-Led Zeppelin orgasm
simulator with the bluegrass queen more used to fronting
her band Union Station may seem on paper, it works
beautifully on their collaboration Raising Sand,
under the expertly tasteful production of T-Bone Burnett.
Choice of material clearly helps, with songs by immortals
like Gene Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Tom Waits featured,
which, when coupled with the evident empathy forged
between the two leads, makes for a most satisfying
if bizarre venture.
First published in Magill, December/January